Following their nomination by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond were recently selected as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for in recognition of their work as amateur radio operators with the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency, and Pacific County Citizens Corps Program. The Aubles attended an award ceremony hosted by Governor Inslee and his wife at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia on April 21, 2014.
The award given the Aubles read as follows: “Howard and Katie Auble work as a team, supporting the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency in emergency communications. They are dedicated and willing volunteers, taking on extra projects such as doing home visits to assist Pacific County citizens with programming NOAA Weather Radios. They visit the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on a weekly basis to check on the amateur radio equipment and help in the testing process when new equipment is installed at the Emergency Operations Center and other locations throughout the county. They have also been very helpful in the installation of amateur radio equipment at the Pacific County fire stations. Howard and Katie have taken a number of National Incident Management System courses and are well qualified volunteers. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency depends heavily on volunteers and their willing and can-do attitude. Howard and Katie are a core piece of the communications and public education program.”
A press release from Pacific County added that staff “deeply appreciates the service of their volunteers and is proud to see Howard and Katie Auble recognized for their dedication and effort.”